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Visit Japanese and Western style architecture from the Meiji Era.

Western Area 11h45m

In Odawara, which charmed many people with its breathtaking views surrounded by mountains and the ocean, temperate climate, and bountiful food supply, there have been many residential gardens belonging to those in political/business and cultural circles since the middle of the Meiji period. Tour these gardens which each brim with their own unique individuality. On the second day, tour the Yokohama Yamate Western-Style Buildings, which feel like visiting another country, and parks where you can feel the changing attitudes towards culture of the period.

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Matsunaga Memorial Hall

This is the memorial hall established by the enterpreneur Matsunaga Yasuzaemon, known as [Electrical King] who was a master of tea ceremony and had an elegant taste. You can visit "Rokyoso" the place Matsunaga spent his later life, which was registered as tangible cultural property. This park has been chosen as one of 100 Japanese historical parks.

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Since Old Odawara Castle is located on the south facing slope you can easily see the Manazuru-hanto Peninsula and Sagami Bay on sunny days there is also a great view of Oshima and Hakone volcano from the main shop. Sukiya (one of the Japanese architectural styles) is applied to the two-story building. Inside the building, impressive architectural works such as a unique ceiling, panel paintings,...

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Bluff No. 18

A registered historical building of Yokohama. It was originally built at 45 Yamate Town as a residence for foreigners after the Great Kanto Earthquake. It became the property of the Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Yokohama after World War II, and was used as the parish house of the Yamate Catholic Church until 1991. Located within the Yamate Italian Garden.

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The Home of a Diplomat

One of the Important Cultural Properties of Japan. The American-Victorian style foreign residence sitting in the Yamate Italian Garden housed the diplomat of the Meiji Government, who served as the New York consul general. The rooms such as the dining room, the reception room, the study, and the bed rooms show the living style of the Meiji period. *There is a resting space overlooking the view ...

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Berrick Hall

Berrick Hall was designed by American architect J.H. Morgan and served as the residence for the English tradesman, B.R. Berrick. It was built in a distinctive Spanish style (also known as the Spanish Colonial Revival-style) and many of the rooms are south-facing, creating a bright sense of spaciousness. It was the largest residence in the pre-war district of Yamate, known for being a foreign re...

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Ehrismann Residence

A registered historical building of Yokohama. It was built from 1925 to 1926 as the residence of Fritz Ehrismann, the Yokohama branch manager of Siber Hegner, a silk trading company. The residence was designed by Antonin Raymond, recognized as the “father of modern architecture”. *Includes a cafe.

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Bluff No. 234

A registered historical building of Yokohama. It was originally built in 1927 as an apartment for foreigners. Panel exhibits that show the history of the Yamate are displayed on the 1st floor.

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Bluff No. 111

A designated cultural property of Yokohama, originally built as a residence for an American, Mr. Raffin. It is a Spanish style house designed by J. H. Morgan. Situated on a hill looking down at the Rose Garden of Harbor View Park (Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen), you can enjoy the view of blooming roses from April to June and from October to November. There is a cafe “Rose Garden Enoki-tei” where pin...

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British House Yokohama

A designated cultural property of Yokohama originally built in 1937 as the British consular residence. It was designed by the Shanghai branch of the British Office of Works. Salon concerts are held in the hall on the first floor. It is located at the edge of the Rose Garden of Minato-no-mieru-oka Park, and the roses are in full bloom from April to June and from October to November.

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Horse Museum

Among the first of its kind in Japan is the genuine horse racing establishment, Negishi Racecourse. In addition to being able to learn about horses, you can also experience the rich history shared with humans and horses from various angles. You’ll be able to see different horse breeds from our partnered pony center as well as take part in short-term events like “Carrot Time” a...

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